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Overcome and Run

Heather Bode: Obstacle Course Racer, Podcast Host and Blogger

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Created for those who have never ran an obstacle course race (OCR) and want to, those who are weekend warriors who are looking to become elite obstacle course racers, and those elite racers who are want to keep up to date with the community. Whether you are into mud run’s, marathons, ultra-marathons or adventure racing we have something for you! We will be talking to professional racers, personal trainers, fitness coaches, nutritionists and race creators to bring you the best practices to ge ...
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Welcome to the World’s Toughest Podcast, where we talk about any Obstacle Course Race you’d like, as long as it's World’s Toughest Mudder. Each week we talk to members of the WTM Community and share stories of success and failure in the single greatest event in OCR. We are the Number One rated Obstacle Course Racing podcast in the world according to Apple Podcasts and Amazon.com. Thank you. The Worlds Toughest Podcast is a production of Contender Media and is not affiliated with Tough Mudder ...
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Are you an OCR Report Member yet? For less than $5 a month you can support the sport we love. We are on the way to our first 2,000 members. Join us today! --- Giles Chater is the CEO of Tough Mudder. Chris Maltbie is the Senior Director of Global Brand and Product at Tough Mudder. Giles and Chris join us today to talk about a BIG change for Tough M…
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First episode of 2023! Be sure you're following The OCR Report on Instagram and text Will at (619) 485-2726 to join his OCR text chat. And leave a review for the show! Five Starrrrrs! --- Chris Maltbie is the Senior Director of Global Brand and Product at Tough Mudder. Chris joins us today to talk about the new Tough Mudder Innovation Lab for 2023.…
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World's Toughest Mudder 2022 was AMAZING. We were on-site all weekend long bringing the action home as host of the 24-hour live stream on YouTube.com/toughmudder. Did you watch it? Let Will know what you think of the live stream! Text him at (610) 485-2726. --- Giles Chater is the CEO of Tough Mudder. He sat down with Will Hicks after the post-race…
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World's Toughest Mudder is THIS WEEKEND! You can watch the race LIVE all weekend long at YouTube.com/toughmudder. Our own Will Hicks will be anchoring the race coverage for the full 24 hours. Tune in and jump in the comments! (You can text Will during the race at (619) 485-2726.) --- Amelia Boone and Carlo Piscitello join the show to talk about WTM…
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At the WTM 2021 Champion's Brunch Tough Mudder announced that World's Toughest Mudder 2022 will be held in Pensacola, Florida. But where EXACTLY in Pensacola? Atmore, Alabama. Tough Mudder Global Director of Product joins the show to talk about the venue, what runners can expect from the terrain, and what the schedule will look like for the race we…
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One of the newest offerings from Tough Mudder is the "Infinite Hero Challenge". Infinite Hero Challenge is a new team-based way to explore the Tough Mudder course with challenges and obstacles that you won't face on a normal Tough Mudder course. Evan Perperis is the man behind the program for Tough Mudder. He joins us to talk about how the event ca…
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With a gap of four years since episode one, this is episode two of World's Toughest Curling Podcast, "Where we talk about any Winter Olympics sport you want, as long as it's Curling". Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss episode three, airing in 2026. Katelyn Ritter joins the show to talk about the 2022 US Olympic Curling teams and the competitio…
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Mark Batres won World's Toughest Mudder 2021 with more miles than anyone has run at the race. It was his first time competing at WTM. Mark joins the show to talk about his race and what it means to him to win his first major OCR championship. Mark also talks about the recent Spartan pro tier system and whether he thinks he was ranked accurately. (H…
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The 2022 Tough Mudder season kicked off this past weekend at Tough Mudder SoCal and Heather Olson was there! Heather is the host of the OCR podcast Overcome and Run. She ran both days at Tough Mudder SoCal (and Spartan SoCal on Saturday). She joins the show to talk about the event, the obstacles, and her plans for the 2022 race season. --- Follow T…
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You can find JahLisa James on course at World's Toughest Mudder with "Black Lives Mudder" on her bib. JahLisa is a beloved member of the WTM community. She hit several big milestones last year at World's Toughest Mudder. 100 Tough Mudder Events Set her personal best in milage with 40 Was awarded the Tough Mudder Community Award for Personal Accompl…
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Kyle McLaughlin is the President of Tough Mudder. Chris Maltbie is the Tough Mudder Director of Product. The 2022 Tough Mudder season is around the corner! Kyle and Chris join the show to talk about the Tough Mudder Endurance series and the newest Tough Mudder race: Tough Mudder Infinity. Beginning in 2022 the required races to earn the Tough Mudde…
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World's Toughest Mudder 2021 is in the books. How was your race? How many miles did you get? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and brag a little. - Carlo Piscitello joins the show to recap the race that was WTM 2021. Carlo ran 55 miles and was SPENT at the finish line. Will ran 50 and could not be happier. Carlo and Will talk about their individual races…
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"This weekend is World's Toughest Mudder! Text me any last minute questions. (619) 485-2726" -Will - Keith Allen is the creator of the 🎶 Kristopher Mendoza 🎶 jingle, a WTM vet, and one of the most talented people you will ever meet. Keith joins Will to talk about meeting at Taco Bell, his past career as a professional musician, and the time he got …
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"TWO WEEKS UNTIL WTM 2021. Don't get hurt and I will see you in Laughlin. Text me any last minute questions. (619) 485-2726" -Will - Kyle McLaughlin is the President of Tough Mudder. Amelia Boone is a three-time World Champion at World's Toughest Mudder. Carlo Piscitello hosted the longest-running and most popular Tough Mudder YouTube show. They al…
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"We are four weeks away from WTM 2021. Will you be in Laughlin? Text me when you get there (619) 485-2726. If you want to say hey and grab a picture, pre-race is best. Post-race I will be asleep." -Will - Elliot Rueb ran 65 miles his first year at World's Toughest Mudder. His best year was 85 miles. As part of his training for WTM 2021 he ran the M…
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A quick note from Will: "Hey, we are only five weeks out from WTM. Text me your last-minute questions and I'll answer them or send you to the person who can. (619) 485-2726. No charge or anything. Just help me over a wall in Laughlin." - Carlo Piscitello first ran World's Toughest Mudder in 2015. After a couple of years covering the race for The OC…
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What is your WTM first-timer question? Text it to Will at (619) 995-9200 and he will answer it, one-on-one. He also may use it in a future episode! - Mark and Nathan Coons are running World's Toughest Mudder for the first time this year. Mark and Nathan got all their first-timer questions together and asked them in our first ever "First-Timers" epi…
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Text Will your Tough Mudder questions to (619) 485-2726. --- Kyle McLaughlin is the CEO of Tough Mudder. Kyle joins us this week to talk about the 2022 Tough Mudder event calendar and drops a ton of other info along the way. Including: The Theme of WTM 2021 Obstacles: Mash-Ups A brand-new Tough Mudder multi-lap event: Tough Mudder Infinity. 10 Hour…
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This week, I spoke with Antonio Alletto, race director and founder of Grit OCR. Antonio starts by telling me all about Grit OCR, from the format to the obstacles and everything in between. We talk about the two different race distances they offer, and how that poses a challenge as a race director. I ask him about how he chooses which obstacles to i…
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This week, I spoke with elite OCR athlete Ashley Heller! We start with talking about her most recent Spartan race in Montana, and about how much we both love that course. Ashley tells me about her recent injury, her recovery process and how she dealt with it. We talk about her return to racing, and she shares advice for athletes dealing with injuri…
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Matt B. Davis of Obstacle Racing Media joins me on the podcast for a special bonus episode this week! We start with talking about endurance running and training, and then discuss OCR podcasting through 2020, and how the OCR competition has changed over the past year. Matt then asks me some questions about myself and what I've been up to the past ye…
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Oh hey we're back! This week I spoke with elite OCR athlete Alex Walker who took third place at Hildervat this past weekend. We start with talking about the race itself, and her likes and dislikes from the weekend, which leads us to a short discussion of men's weights versus women's weights. Then we talk about her 2021 race season, and the state of…
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Should Carlo and Will chat like this each month? Let Will know at (619) 485-2726 --- Carlo Piscitello is a long-time member of the WTM community and half of the hosting team behind the Tough Mudder-based YouTube show "Pis n' Cox". (It's not offensive, because it's their names.) Carlo and Will talk about the 2021 Tough Mudder season and share some s…
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Text DEALS to (619) 485-2726 to sign up for OCR Text Deals, launching soon. (Shh) --- Allison Tai is a legend in the World's Toughest Mudder community. She has finished on the podium at WTM multiple times. She has won Toughest Mudder multiple times and she is the 2017 OCRWC Enduro 24-Hour World Champion. Working with Tough Mudder, Allison has devel…
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Never run World's Toughest Mudder before? Sign up for World's Toughest Mudder by March 8th and get a free World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirt. Text FIRST TIMER to (619) 485-2726 for details. --- Sean Corvelle is the start line MC for Tough Mudder. He is also the host of the new Tough Mudder podcast "No Excuses". Sean talks about how he originally got …
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Free World's Toughest Podcast stickers? Text STICKERS to (619) 485-2726 to get yours. --- Kyle McLaughlin is the President of Tough Mudder and a friend of the show. Kyle joins Will to talk about how the company made it through 2020 and talk about what 2021 has in store for Tough Mudder. They talk about all the new people signing up for Tough Mudder…
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Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and say "Early access". You will get free early access to each episode of the show. Or just ask him a question about World's Toughest Mudder. Wetsuits? Nutrition? Chafing? Text him and ask. --- Tyler Nash ran the very first World's Toughest Mudder in 2011 and ran every year through 2018. He has run 240 miles at the Moab …
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